Disclosures for registration
The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act requires us to be satisfied that applicant doctors are fit for registration and fit to practise. This is to ensure that doctors are able to perform the functions required to practise medicine.
When applying for registration or the renewal of their practising certificate, doctors are asked to make disclosures about:
- any formal competence inquiry or restriction of withdrawal of credentials by an employer, complaints, licensing or professional body (other than the Medical Council and excluding college requirements for recertification or reaccreditation)
- an adverse finding in any discipline action by an employer, complaints, licensing or professional body (other than the Medical Council or Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal)
- a police investigation or guilty finding in any criminal proceeding (including traffic offences involving alcohol or illegal substances
- any mental or physical condition such as a neurological, psychiatric or addictive (drug or alcohol) disorder, or had an accident causing injury, or suffered physical deterioration (due to disease or degeneration) that has the capacity to affect their ability to practise.